This Mat is Not Quilted so It’s a Super Fast Project!
This scrappy string table mat is a Dresden Plate without the points. That makes it easy to stitch together. Plus, since there is no batting, no quilting is needed to finish it off.
The mat is turned, then finished with an applique circle in the center. Rick rack gives the finishing touch to the outside edges.
The tutorial from The Way I Sew It is for a finished mat of about 16 inches across. The designer used an EZ Dresden Ruler and cut blades from pieced strips at the 6 1/2″ mark to create that size mat. You can go bigger or smaller by changing how long you make the blades.
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